All Saints CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: Sarojini Naidu Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-5322623708
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Cathedral
Located in the heart of the city, the church stands out as one of the marvels of architecture and is visited by tourists from all over India and abroad. Even if you are not particularly a religious person, this church is bound to attract you with its serene beauty and charm. Founded in 1871 and consecrated in 1887, it is located in a large open space at the junction of the two major roads in the city, MG Marg and SN Marg; and is easily accessible from all parts of the city. The locals call it ‘Pathar Girja’ which means Church of Stones.
The beautiful and imposing structure of the church is visible from far, offering a complete treat to the eyes. Built in Gothic style of architecture, it is regarded as one of the best Anglican cathedrals found in India and is built with cream colored stones and the roof covered with red tiles.
The large hall of the church is spacious enough to accommodate 300 to 400 people. The high ceilings and the decorated walls of the hall attract you as you step inside. The intricate works and designs on the marble altar keeps you spell bound with its beauty. Another attraction in the church is the stained glass panels. One can only wonder at the glass and pillar works of the church, which retaintheir originality even after 125 years of construction. There are narrow aisles inside and two transepts at the north and south. During the hot summer months, the low windows of the church are covered with wet khuskhus mats to make the interior cool.
Surrounding the church is lush green grass and plants that enhance the beauty of the place. The lantern tower is another striking feature here. Visiting the church is sure to fill within you spiritual peace and a sense of joy.
- Be properly dressed when you visit the church.
- Keep silence inside the church and if you talk, keep low volume.
- Do not spoil the seats and the furniture inside the church.
- Other than public transport there are cabs and private vehicles offering service to the church.
- Do not litter inside the church.
- If you visit the church during the Christmas time, it looks even more beautiful and lively.
- No tickets are needed.
- Open on all days of the week.
- Nearest bus stand is within 1 km radius from the cathedral.
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95% of people who visit Allahabad include All Saints Cathedral in their plan
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Very beautiful cathedral. Made in 1871 and took 40 years to complete. It's in Gothic design. In the church you will find awesome architectural arches and whole interior and you can pray to God as it's very calm and peaceful.
One of the British era engineering marvel. Beautiful building which marks the start of civil road of Allahabad city. One is awesome stuck when he sees this church. One must take time to visit this old yet equal famous church. Recommended
Beautiful place located in the heart of Allahabad. The Gothic art is a treat to watch. Surrounded by trees, this place is an iconic place of Allahabad. A good place to visit on Allahabad tour
Neat and clean place and very near from allahabad junction.
At the western end of Civil Lines, the All Saints’ Cathedral, locally called Patthar Girja or The Church of Stone, is an impressive Anglican church occupying an open space allocated by Sir Muir, the Lieutenant Governor of the North West Provinces. The church lies at the junction of two thoroughfares, MG Road and SN Road. The stone for the church was laid by Lady Muir Elizabeth Huntly Wemyss in 1871. The church was consecrated in 1887 and the construction was completed in 1891. The cathedral was designed in the Gothic style of 13th century European cathedrals by Sir William Emerson who is known for such masterpieces as the Crawford Market in Mumbai and the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.